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What should i do after learning hiragana & katakana?

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vapor_wave

Should i learn kanji or should i begin learning words or sentence structure? I'm not sure which step to take from here. Any advice would help :)

Aug 13, 17 at 2:25pm
anigamer1999
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I'd suggest while learning hiragana/katakana, you should start to build up your vocabulary with simple words. This will definitely help solidify the kana readings in your mind. After that, I would recommend basic grammar and continue building up your vocabulary. Once you feel comfortable using kana with your newly acquired vocabulary, you should start learning kanji.

Disclaimer: This is merely my opinion based on my experience and your mind may work better using a different method.

Aug 13, 17 at 2:55pm
tatsuro_yanagi

Hiragana first, then katakana and Kanji. That is how I learned in elementary school. You can learn words and grammar anytime.

Aug 13, 17 at 6:25pm
mayakashi

I agree. Once you learn alphabet, learn words and start using. Listening and start recognizing meanings.
If you have chance, start talking to people. You can communicate without sentence structure if you know lots of Japanese words. You will get flow or structure as you use it more. You can learn basic grammar but people do not follow it anyway. I see lots of people who does not study but try to talk more learn quicker. So take any chance to talk when you can.

Aug 13, 17 at 8:17pm
vapor_wave

Thanks for the advice friends. I'd like to be decent with the language by 2020 so I can move to Japan for the Olympics, so are any of you interested in helping me learn through conversation?

Aug 14, 17 at 4:07pm
anigamer1999
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Sure. I'm starting university this September where I'll be learning Japanese. I should be in Japan for 2020. We could possibly meet up if you wanted.

Aug 14, 17 at 4:28pm
mayakashi

I can help, though I cannot make commitment like tutor. But I would like to chat with in Japanese you sometimes.
BTW. Thanks to the add.

Aug 14, 17 at 11:28pm
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